YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center’s youth classes and programs are great for kids that love to learn about nature and the outdoors. Our environmental education programs range from formal classes to summer camps and informal weekly “nature play” programs.

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October 2017

Sprouts

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Nature Play Hour

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Children playing at Discovery Bin

Native plants are important and fascinating at any age! Join a nature-play guide for a fun, plant-themed activity.

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Butterbike Tour

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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What is a butterbike? Sounds slippery? Sounds delicious? Sounds amazing! Cyclist Sara Dykman is biking 10,000 miles to follow the monarch butterfly migration from Central Mexico to Canada and back. She calls it, "butterbiking with the butterflies." And she's making a stop right here amid the butterflies and nectar plants of the Wildflower Center to share in her adventures and monarch mission. Sara's goal is not only to follow the monarch migration, but to connect people living along the migration…

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Afternoon Explorers: Nature Journaling

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Join in on some way-cool after-school science and art! Young naturalists will create journals for writing, sketching and reflecting in the great outdoors. Take your journal home to document weekend adventures such as hikes, camping or even backyard exploration.  Registration is required and space is limited; register here. $15 per adult, $10 per child Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Botanical Art Drawing

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on April 15, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on July 8, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on October 28, 2017 at 1:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Young girl drawing in nature

Budding artists will learn drawing skills and color mixing and create botanical art inspired by a tour of the gardens.

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November 2017

Afternoon Explorers: Butterflies in the Garden

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Monarch butterfly on shrubby boneset, , Nymphalidae danaus plexippus, by Val Bugh

As the weekend begins it’s time to take flight! Flutter over to the Center for some way-cool after-school exploration of butterflies; learn about their life cycles and the plants they visit in gardens. Space is limited and registration is required; register here. $15 per adult, $10 per child. Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Owl at the Moon

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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The second owlet to fledge shows its wings from a new perch on the ground.

For eight years, the Wildflower Center has been home to a nesting pair of great horned owls, and we couldn’t be more smitten. Join us in celebrating our feathered friends with beer tastings from Blue Owl Brewing, a visit with resident owls from Austin Area Wildlife Rehabilitation, and a moonlight hike with Travis Audubon experts to the soundtrack of the music of the night. Purchase tickets here! $20 per adult, $10 per child Travis Audubon members receive 10% off. Wildflower…

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December 2017

Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Gather treasures from nature to make a beautiful holiday ornament keepsake!

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Luminations

December 7 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, happening 4 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Luminations Theme Gardens, 2015

Luminations, our signature holiday event, is back! Enjoy the holidays naturally. Countless luminaries and festive lights, a cash bar, and plentiful music make this Austin's most magical winter tradition. Bring a date, bring the kiddos, bring yourself! Price, times and additional details to be announced.  Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date, or be the first to know by signing up for our emails.

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Winter, Wonder, Land

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Wintering Birds

Ever wonder what happens to plants and animals in the winter? Discover how life goes on outdoors when the days grow colder and shorter. Learn about lifecycles, take a hike to observe flora and fauna in the gardens and natural areas, and create a winter bouquet to celebrate the season! Registration opens the first week of September. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date, or be the first to know by signing up for our emails. $15 per adult, $10 per child Members…

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Field Trips

The Wildflower Center is perfect for class and youth group field trips.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are an ideal way to get the most of a Wildflower Center experience.